In Piedmont in north-west Italy, nestling among the gentle slopes of upper Monferrato in the province of Alessandria, lies the Cà Bianca estate in Alice bel Colle near the town of Acqui Terme. Piedmont, meaning “at the foot of the mountains”, is one of the most prestigious and best-known wine-making regions in Italy.
Situated at the base of the Alpine chain that contains the highest peaks in Europe, its splendid hilly territories offer the happy combination of terrains perfectly suited to the cultivation of vines with a climate that is ideal for their maturation. Chief among these are Langa and Monferrato.
This harmonious match of terrain and climate creates one of the best wine-making areas in Italy and indeed the world. It is home to 12 of Italy’s 48 DOCGs and wines that are universally known and appreciated: reds Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco; the white, Gavi: and Moscatos and Asti Spumantes that can be served as dessert wines or aperitifs.
Ca’ Bianca was founded in the early 1950s. It possesses 39 hectares of vineyards that fan out around the vinification and bottling cellar in one solid block. Most of the plots are planted to barbera, a typical variety of the zone, that has been used here since the 2008 vintage for the Barbera d’Asti DOCG.
The Barbera is flanked by a range that also offers a selection of the best wines in the territory, including the Moscato d’Asti, Dolcetto d’Acqui, Gavi and Barolo. In keeping with this cellar’s mission to be young and dynamic, the range also contains several new wines – Langhe Nebbiolo and Roero Arneis – in addition to its classic products.
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